Thanks to everyone that came to visit our Putz. See you in December 2017!

Putz Scheduled Tours

Tours are available Dec. 1 – Dec. 22, Mon. through Fri. 9am – 2pm (on the hour) by appointment.

Please call the church to schedule a tour.

Putz Hours for Walk-Ins

Thurs. 6 – 8pm
Fri. 6 – 8pm
Sat. 6 – 8pm
Sun. 3 – 6pm

Of course, if you would like to bring some friends, neighbors, co-workers or relatives to see the Putz at a time not listed above, just let us know!

Christmas Room

While your visiting, be sure to visit our Christmas Room, which is full of ornaments, stars, candles, gifts, and other Moravian items available for purchase.

Raising the Putz

Each year on a Saturday afternoon in November, members of Edgeboro gathered to prepare the traditional Putz — a display sharing the story of Jesus’ birth in sights and sounds. This time lapse shows about about three and half hours of work rolling newspaper, wetting it, placing it on the display, and then covering it with live moss. Figurines, settings, and lights put the finishing touches on the putz.

More Putz Raising Videos

See this from another angle.
We move even faster the following year.
Here are the finishing touches.

Putz Online

We’re on Historic Bethlehem‘s Putz Trail! Check it out here!

Visit the Putz Facebook Page!

History

For over 25 years, Edgeboro Moravian Church has been celebrating the long-standing Moravian tradition of displaying a putz. A putz is more than just a nativity scene. It’s a display made up of multiple scenes. With narration, it tells the story of the first Christmas through today. We have narration appropriate for all ages! (“Tiny Tots,” Youth, Adult)

Meaning of “Putz”

The word “Putz” is taken from the German word “putzen”, meaning to arrange a decoration. Moravians use this name for Christmas scenes they make in their homes. Early Moravians would prepare these displays and then go “putzing” to view fellow Moravian displays.

Volunteers

Our Putz is run completely by volunteers throughout the season. Many thanks to all who make this possible during the Christmas season!